2021-03-28 Sunday Worship “Palm Sunday”

Jesus enters Jerusalem amidst royal fanfare, with an enthusiastic crowd cherishing their new king.  But Jesus’ kingship is of a style that was unheard of in those days and completely unexpected.   Rev Mathew opens up our Epistle reading this week, Philippians 2.5-11, to discover three astounding characteristics that makes Jesus the greatest king of all!  

2021-03-07 Sunday Worship – Lent 3 – “Heaven”

Jesus is confronted by the religious leaders after he storms through the temple court, overturning tables and chasing out the merchants.  It’s quite a chaotic and dramatic scene and we can sometimes be enthralled by the drama, while pointing our fingers at the objects of Jesus’ ire.  But there is a better takeaway from this … Read more2021-03-07 Sunday Worship – Lent 3 – “Heaven”

2021-02-28 Sunday Worship for Lent 2 – “Commit”

The Bible continually warns us of the dangers of listening to false teachers.  It is a good warning for us today, too.  There is a false Gospel out there, teaching that your faith means you deserve all the riches in the world that God has to offer.  This prosperity Gospel feeds on our desire for an easy-going, … Read more2021-02-28 Sunday Worship for Lent 2 – “Commit”

2021-02-07 Sunday Worship “Purpose”

What is the true purpose of the Church?  Fellowship?  Outreach? Worship? Community engagement?  Astronomical attendance?  Programs?  All these things are good, but are they the actual purpose of our existence as a community?  This week, Rev Jim unpacks Matthew 28.18-20 to reveal the real reason Good Shepherd St. Catharines exists. (Hint… it’s none of the above.)